Pattern Play Altered Book Project

Looking to explore and enrich your creative side while enjoying the beautiful outdoors?

Join me at Camp de Benneville August 19-24, 2016

Welcome campers! I can’t wait to meet and collaborate with the 12 artists who will be attending my Pattern Play Altered Book Project sessions. I’m honored to be a featured teacher this year at Art Groove. What an exciting week we’ll have of creating, hiking, meditating and just enjoying each other’s company while relaxing under the pines of the San Bernardino National Forest!

Stenciling, Gelli Printing, Book Altering, Collage!!!

In this Altered Book workshop, each participant will select a group of stencils, patterns and a color palette to work with to create the foundation for their altered book. We will jump right in and begin making monotype prints using the Gelli* plate as we embrace letting go, and immerse our playful selves in simply “being creative.” Art at its core is play after all!

During this four-day course, we will also practice working with stencils directly over our Gelli prints, on plain paper and on pre-printed media such as newsprint and magazine pages—creating magnificently layered textures and visually stunning pieces. Our collection of paper pieces will grow and as it does, we will assemble these into a small book. While we are altering our book, we can add flaps, additional pages, secret pockets and the like.


Sound like fun? To register, go to and click on “Camps & Retreats, Adult Camps, Art Groove 2016.” At the bottom of the page, click on “Register Online. For registration questions, please call (909) 794-1252 and leave a message, or email

Camp cost: $690 ($765 if registering after June 30)

Cost includes: Instruction, workshops, materials, food, lodging, and all standard activities available at de Benneville Pines. Want to bring your significant other or a friend? Reduced rates are available for those not participating in the art component of camp. See you at the Pines!

*Gelli is a brand name for a gelatin plate that allows for printing monotypes without a press, using acrylic paint.

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